Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant


  • Martha Piper, PT, PhD, President, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Johanna Darrah, MSc, PT

Presents theories of infant motor development and discusses the unique challenges involved in the assessment of the motor skills of developing infants as compared to that of adults. Provides step-by-step instruction for using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS)--a new scale that measures infant motor development. Features a review of the major theories of motor development, line drawings and photographs of each movement skill, and a percentile graph enabling the user to plot and infant's score and derive a visual estimate of his/her percentile ranking.
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Book information

  • Published: February 1994
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-4307-6

Table of Contents

Theories of Motor Development. Motor Assessment of the Developing Infant. Alberta Infant Motor Scale: Construction of a Motor Assessment Tool for the Developing Infant. Administration Guidelines. Prone Subscale. Supine Subscale. Sit Subscale. Stand Subscale. Clinical Uses of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale. Psychometric Properties of the Aims. Norm-Referencing of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale.